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Bavarian Inn Lodge
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
Westland, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We had a very comfortable room with a king sized bed, an ample bathroom, and a beautiful view of the river on our balcony located on the 4th floor. The pools are very clean and well maintained and the Fun Room has many attractions as well as a putt putt golf course. The food was excellent at Oma's restaurant inside the Inn, the service through out the hotel was outstanding. We have come back to the Bavarian Inn Lodge many, many times and always have a wonderful time. Don't miss this jewel right here in Michigan.

Room Tip: The higher floors have excellent river views from the balconies.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
So pleased that you continue to enjoy return visits to the Lodge. We will keep working hard to help you all create memories for your family when you visit. We are proud of our town and proud to work for you and your family!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, COO
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Macomb, Michigan
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

It is always such a great get-a-way for us to spend time at the Bavarian Inn... We love this place, and every time we go, we book more nights for our next visit!!! The town of Frankenmuth has so many interesting things to do... great shopping, great food, and always CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Dear Julie C,

Thank you for your appreciation of the cleanliness our housekeeping team works hard on every day. We are very proud of them and they want you to have a wonderful stay. We hope you will keep coming back to enjoy all the Lodge and Frankenmuth has to offer!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, COO
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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

I wasn't sure what to expect but I was very pleasantly suprised by my stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge! The staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and willing to do whatever it took to ensure that my fiance and I were happy guests. The lodge was very clean and prices were very reasonable. The Frankenmuth area is a refreshing break from city life and I look forward to coming back around the holidays!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Dear Steve H.,

Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. Your thoughts will be shared with the staff! We feel very fortunate to be a part of a family run company that cares for the staff, the guests and reinvests in the company. We will work hard to make sure all is well and ready for you when you return at the Holiday time! Blessings on your upcoming wedding. Enjoy the planning time it is a great part of the experience! We love to plan the weddings we have at the Lodge with our brides!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

My wife and i took our 4yr old daughter to Frankenmuth and had a great time we found the hotel to be clean, convenient, and the staff was very friendly.the hotel had great amenities with the family fun center being open late giving us all day to explore the town and still have plenty of time to enjoy the hotel.the restaurants were very will priced and had a great selection.one thing we found was that not only is it a family place but my wife and i would not have a problem coming back to enjoy a nice adult weekend aswell. Either way we look forward to going back to frankenmuth and the bavarian inn time and time again, and will recommend going there to family and friends.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Dear rnorth1279,

A sincere thank you for your warm words about your experience at the Lodge. I am so happy that we will be a part of future traditions in travels to Frankenmuth. I hope you would take a moment to ask for me at the Front Desk to meet all of you. I have enjoyed seeing children stay here 20+ years ago and now I am meeting their children!

It has been a pleasure working with the Bavarian Inn Zehnder family for 36 years now, starting as a dishworker in the large Bavarian Inn Restaurant at age 15 back in 1977. I plan to be here when you next arrive! Thanks for your first stay with us!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
Bavarian Inn Lodge
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Warren, Michigan
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

I visit Bavarian Inn Lodge one up to three times a year, its one of my favorite places to relax. The food is great and value you get for your money is excellent. The staff is friendly and professional,I have brought my children here for many years and that still enjoy the family get away. I will defiantly recommend Bavarian Inn Lodge.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Dear Pauline B.,

Thank you for your frequent visits and for taking the time to be an Ambassador for us. We look forward to your visiting us again and look forward to meeting you when you arrive!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 6, 2012

The Bavarian Inn and Frankenmuth has been a wonderful experience for my family and I. It has created so many wonderful memories and traditions. Just to name a few of many, We love the experience of arriving at the Inn and the children seeing the Covered Bridge,Peacocks,the wonderful Bavarian themed building. The anticipation of the game room,the pools and Ratskellers. The rooms are always clean and well ready before check-in time. Every year we always stop to watch the glokenspiel and sit and listen to the Platz entertainment. The food in the Bavarian Inn is an experience of its own. We love Kerns, Willies,The Cheese Haus, Bronners, Rau's General store,River place, The Frankenmuth Brewery, Satow Drugs and strolls along the Cass River where my wife and I fell in love. I could almost write a book on the wonderful times we spent and shared in Frankenmuth and especially the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

Room Tip: The corner Suites and any room with a balcony on the Cass river side.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Dear Geri D.,

You are so kind and we here are so touched in reading your post about your 30 years of visits. We are frankly speechless. But be assured, we are printing out your evaluation and sharing it with ALL of our staff to prove how important it is to be consistent in what we do and to have FUN with our guests always striving to help them create family memories while visiting the Bavarian Inn and Frankenmuth. Thank you so much and I hope you will stop to say hello when you arrive at the Lodge for your next stay! Judy Zehnder, Michael Zehnder and I would all like to meet you in person!

I have enjoyed working here for 36 years and am 4th generation in my family working for this family. My daughter just started working on a temp. basis - as 5th generation! Thanks again for your loyalty for 30 years!

Sincerely,

Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Great getaway for the night. The inn was clean. Staff very friendly and accommodated our needs. Even went above and beyond to make my 2 year old a hot dog for breakfast!! Definitely going back in the winter for a weekend getaway! Can't wait for the water slides!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Jim_Engel, General Manager at Bavarian Inn Lodge, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Dear Mimilea,

So glad your family and two year old daughter especially, had a wonderful stay. So glad the team made your daughter what she wanted... funny how children have unique tastes! We will have a hot dog waiting when she next returns! We too are anxious for the slides. We are on schedule for late November opening!

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Jim Engel, C.O.O.
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Property: Bavarian Inn Lodge
Address: 1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1900
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Location: United States > Michigan > Frankenmuth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Frankenmuth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bavarian Inn Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 360
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bavarian Inn Lodge is a treasure in the heart of downtown Frankenmuth - Michigan's #1 tourist attraction. Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Cass River, the Lodge is a world-class getaway destination for families and couples. The Bavarian Inn Lodge of Frankenmuth is about gathering. For generations, millions of people have come here to stay and play, to be welcomed with our home-cooked chicken dinners, delightfully cozy beds, and warm Bavarian hospitality. It's like stepping into the heart of Europe without a passport or the jet lag! •360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool, family suites and balcony rooms •Indoor water park with four indoor pools;three whirlpools & two large waterslides.•Four tennis courts (two with nighttime play). •Three-story European-style courtyard with one indoor pool and whirlpool reserved especially for adults. •18-Hole indoor miniature golf. •The largest Family Fun Center in any Midwest hotel with 110+ video and redemption games, air hockey, and pool tables.•Two-story Children's Village play area. •Two lounges, two restaurants, two gift shops (stop in at Michael's Gift Shop to check out board games galore).•Gourmet Coffee Bar in Martha's Gift Shop.•Free live nightly entertainment including sing-a-longs and Karaoke. •Free WIFI internet with over 50 hotspots throughout public areas and in guestrooms. •An abundance of public areas for your family or group to gather and socialize. America's FIRST Living Room Styled Water Park! Yet... A couples paradise with an adult only pool and whirlpool! Oh yes... Parking is always free! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bavarian Hotel Frankenmuth
Bavarian Resort Frankenmuth
Frankenmuth Bavarian Lodge
Bavarian Inn Frankenmuth Mi
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge Resort
Bavarian Lodge Frankenmuth
Bavarian Frankenmuth

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